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May 26, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (2) – Consider the Camp Philosophy

This is the second article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” When Choosing a Summer Camp, Consider the Camp’s Philosophy. Every summer camp has a philosophy, and each is different from other camps. Some summer camps are strictly for fun and entertainment and others have a definite educational goal. Some camps use... Read More

May 17, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (1) – Choosing the right summer camp is a family decision

I was listening to a syndicated radio show as the host said how “awful it is to send your kids away to summer camp.” I agree. “Sending kids to camp” against their wishes is not the right way to begin a positive and enriching camp experience. When you choose a summer camp, include your child in the decision. Picking... Read More

May 10, 2015

Ultimate Guide to Labeling your Kids Clothing for Camp

THE ULTIMATE PARENT’S GUIDE TO LABELING YOUR KID’S CLOTHING FOR CAMP While your kids are gearing up for a fabulous summer in camp, you have a whole lot of stuff to prepare, and the most dreaded one (for some of us anyways) is labeling all their clothing and stuff.  We’ll help you choose the label option that is best... Read More

May 3, 2015

The Benefits of Working a Mountain Biking Job at a Summer Camp for Kids

Why Consider Mountain Biking Summer Camp Jobs? Camps are a special place, not only for kids, but also for staff, counselors, and directors. Summer camp brings back some of the best childhood memories, that is why it can be one of the best professional experiences any adult can have. Summer programs allow girls and boys to learn to become... Read More

April 25, 2015

Christian Retreat Centers: A Great Place to Work

Retreat and conference centers on summer camp properties are a great place to work and gain valuable professional experience. One of the most rewarding environments to work in, especially when they are located in a natural setting. Director Positions If you are seasoned and looking for a full time director position, you will need to have experience with: fundraising,... Read More

April 18, 2015

What to Look for in a Sports Camp Staff

1. Directors Must Make Safety a Top Priority Sports camps offer a variety of ways for kids to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and we all want children to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to be safe. Outdoor activities can be risky, but directors of sports programs can minimize the chance kids will get hurt.... Read More

April 11, 2015

Where and How to Plan a Christian Retreat

Building your church community can be fun and relaxing. When you want time away from your busy life to connect with others in a more spiritual way, you also connect with yourself and with God in a deeper way. Why Summer Camps Make the Perfect Christian Retreat Centers Summer camps allow you to take time away from the hustle... Read More

April 3, 2015

Questions Parents Need to Ask About Summer Camp Safety Prior to Registration

When you wave goodbye to your kids for the summer (or even just for the day), you want them to be comfortable, safe and enthusiastic about the adventures ahead of them. Read on for questions to help parents find a camp that makes them feel the same. Question 1: How long has the summer camp been open? Is it... Read More

March 25, 2015

5 Unique Adventure and Sports Summer Camps for Kids

Do you have a unique child interested in exploring the world? Does your son or daughter want to learn something more than what school, video games, TV, and even parents can teach? Then you should consider sending your kid to sports summer camp. There are more options than just football, baseball, basketball, archery, and swimming. There are a wide... Read More

March 18, 2015

Campers Unplugged: Trading in Cell Phones for Unlimited Minutes of Real Time Social Skills

Help Kids go Cell Phone-FREE Have you ever gone anywhere without your cell phone? It can be a very freeing experience. The trouble is that we have come to depend on our phones as lifelines. If you’re an adult, you can probably remember what it was like before cell phones populated the world. If you’re a child, chances are... Read More